Distance Quotes

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.


From a distance it is something; and nearby it is nothing.

Jean de LaFontaine

Respect is greater from a distance.

Latin Proverb

The big drum only sounds well from a distance.

Iranian Proverb

The distance between heaven and earth is no greater than one thought.

Mongolian Proverb

Distance either of time or place is sufficient to reconcile weak minds to wonderful relations.

Samuel Johnson

Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.

Samuel Johnson

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!.

Denis Diderot

Distance lends enchantment to the view.

Mark Twain

Old people see best in the distance.

German Proverb

The distance is nothing it is only the first step that costs.

Madame Marie du Deffand

The shortest distance between two jokes makes a perfect speech.

Orlando A. Battista

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Noelie Altito

There is no greater distance than that between a man in prayer and God.

Ivan Illich

We do not speak. We have gone down along the side of the river slowly, as if we were climbing towards the stone seat of the wall. The distances have altered. This seat, for instance, we meet it sooner than we thought we should, like some one in the dark; but it is the seat all right. The rose-tree which grew above it has withered away and become a crown of thorns.

Henri Barbusse
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